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September 2010 News

All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…

Thu 30 September 2010

Ronnie Barker statue unveiled | ...in the town where he started performing
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Ronnie Barker statue unveiled

...in the town where he started performing

30/09/2010 … A statue of Ronnie Barker has been unveiled in Aylesbury, the Buckinghamshire town where he began his acting career.

Davina gets roasted | In a C4 comedy special
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Davina gets roasted

In a C4 comedy special

30/09/2010 … Channel 4’s Comedy Roast is to return for a one-off targeting Davina McCall.

Pete versus Life, round 2 | Channel 4 commissions second series

Pete versus Life, round 2

Channel 4 commissions second series

30/09/2010 … Channel 4 has commissioned a second series of Pete Versus Life, the comedy starring Rafe Spall as a struggling young sports journalist.

Sky to make a pact with the Devil? | Animated Old Harry's Game planned

Sky to make a pact with the Devil?

Animated Old Harry's Game planned

30/09/2010 … Radio 4 sitcom Old Harry’s Game could be made into an animated sitcom for Sky 1.

Wed 29 September 2010

Greg Giraldo dies at 44 | Accidental drug overdose

Greg Giraldo dies at 44

Accidental drug overdose

29/09/2010 … American stand-up Greg Giraldo died on Wednesday at the age of 44, five days after he was rushed to hospital for an overdose of prescription drugsHe collapsed in his hotel room in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he was performing at a local club on Saturday.

Strong ratings for Whites | Alan Davies sitcom gets off to a good start

Strong ratings for Whites

Alan Davies sitcom gets off to a good start

29/09/2010 … BBC Two’s new Tuesday night comedy strand got off to a strong start, with Alan Davies’ new comedy Whites winning 2.

C4 orders two new-comedy dramas | Based on teens and paramedics

C4 orders two new-comedy dramas

Based on teens and paramedics

29/09/2010 … Channel 4 has ordered two new comedy drama series, including a coming-of-age show dubbed a replacement to the Inbetweeners.

America has another crack at the Inbetweeners | MTV orders pilot
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America has another crack at the Inbetweeners

MTV orders pilot

29/09/2010 … The Inbetweeners is being remade for America, with MTV ordering a pilot episode.

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